Michael K. Williams _The Wire_ Actor Found Dead

“The Wire” Actor Michael K. Williams Was Found Dead At His Apartment

Emmy-nominated actor Michael K. Williams has passed away.
The actor is most popular for his roles in HBO’s The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, and Lovecraft Country. He tragically died on Monday at 54 years old.

Williams’ rep disclosed to The Hollywood Reporter in a statement, “It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Emmy nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams. They ask for your privacy while grieving this unsurmountable loss.”

A spokesperson for the New York Police Department affirmed to E! News that Williams was found by a family member, deceased inside his Brooklyn apartment on Monday, September 6.

In just a few weeks, Williams was expected to go to the 2021 Emmys on Sept. 19, where his presentation as Montrose Freeman in Lovecraft Country acquired him a nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series classification.

This is not his first-time nomination as the actor was a 5-time Emmy nominee. The film additionally got 18 Emmy nominations for its first season be that as it may, the show was not restored.

Meanwhile, he told the publication in July that recording the HBO show got him in contact with more profound trauma.

He explained at that point, “I know that I have trauma with my past experiences of life – things that have happened to me, things that I have done, bad choices. I live that and I’m working through it. Montrose as well as the other members of his family, they are the epitome of the Black experience.”

“As Black Americans we live such levels of trauma and oppression from the outside world and from each other. For Montrose’s experiences, his storylines to be recognized, it makes me as a Black man feel seen,” he continued.

Williams hoped for “healing” to emerge from the experience in some bizarre way adding how it causes him to feel like “someone is acknowledging the fact that there is a lot of pain in my community and in the experience of just being Black.”

Reactions to Michael K. Williams Has Passed Away

Rest in Peace, Michael K. Williams 🕊

Brooklyn boy made good. Frfr Rest in power #MichaelKWilliams 🙏🏾🕊

Michael K. Williams had many incredible roles under his belt as an actor, but none of them will ever touch this Oscar deserving performance

“I use my job to engage empathy and compassion for people society might stereotype or ostricise.” — Michael K. Williams RIP KING 👑

Rest in Peace Michael K. Williams

RIP Michael K. Williams 😢 He was fantastic in everything, but incomparable as Omar.

Keep Dancing 🕺🏾 may the ancestors welcome you with open arms. Rest in power 🙏🏾👑🕊♥️#michaelkwilliams @DillardVicki

michael k williams was the same kind of actor to me as philip seymour hoffman where they could show up in anything and it brought an extra spark. to lose them both so soon just fucking sucks

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